Rebels Stand Sixth After Day One In Texas
Dec. 1, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's and women's swimming and diving teams both stand in sixth place after the first day of action on Thursday at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational, held on the University of Texas campus.
The Rebel men turned in four top-16 finishes, but were hurt by the disqualification of their 200 free relay for a false start. The top swim came from Coleman Allen, sixth in the 100 fly in 47.87. Charlie Tapp placed ninth in the 50 free (19.79), Giacomo Gremizzi was 10th in the 200 IM (1:48.27). The 400 medley relay squad of Allen, Andrew Morrell, Cody Roberts and Steven Nelms placed fifth in a time of 3:11.62.
Texas is the men's overall leader with 333 points, just ahead of second-place Arizona (315). USC is third (257), UCSB fourth (94), Texas A&M fifth (79), and UNLV has 75 points for sixth place in the 11-team field.
On the women's side, Katelyne Herrington posted a runner-up finish in the 100 fly, touching the wall in a time of 52.43, while Rachel Dixon placed ninth in the 50 free in 22.57. Both women's relays scored, with the 200 free relay team of Dixon, Hillary Ego, Carmen Robb and Friderika Szel placing eighth in 1:31.95. Robb, Marley Prothero, Herrington and Jessica Heim posted a ninth-place finish in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:41.02.
Texas leads the women's side with 271 points, while Stanford is second with 237. USC stands in third (227.5), Arizona fourth (191), Wisconsin fifth (107), and UNLV has 66 points for sixth place in the 10-team field.
The three-day meet continues on Friday and concludes on Saturday.